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by Cath Staincliffe
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Probate detectives Rachel and Dan search for the rightful heir to an estate. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret. Stars William Ash and Claire Keelan.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J B Priestley
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A version of the J B Priestley classic of unknown date and unknown origin, possibly originally broadcast in two parts. IMHO, far inferior to the 1982 and 1998 versions already uploaded to here, but others may differ.
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J B Priestley
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1982 version of the classic play, with Bernard Hepton as Inspector Goole. It appears that this is a audio version of  the 1982 TV play?
Topic: Thriller
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by J B Priestley
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Toby Jones plays the Inspector in this excellent radio adaptation of Priestley's play. For those not familiar with the play, it is 1912  and the Birling family are celebrating the engagement of their daughter when an Inspector Goole arrives. He has come to investigate the suicide of a young working-class girl, Eva Smith, who had died that afternoon. Slowly, we discover that each member of the Birling family knew the dead girl, if only tangentially, and the story of the girl's ecline starts to...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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An Inspector Calls Written by JB Priestley A wealthy textile owner and his family is celebrating the upcoming nuptials of his daughter and future son-in-law. Then there is a police inspector at the door who informs the family that a suicide has taken place. And they are responsible. Cast: Inspector Goule: Bob Peck Arthur Birling: John Woodvine Gerald Croft: Jo Stone-Fewings Sybil Birling: Maggie Steed Sheila Birling: Sarah Jane Home Eric Birling: David Antrobus Edna: Alison Pettit
Topics: An Inspector Calls, Radio, Drama, Priestley, thriller, ghost
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Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them ?
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Topics: film noir, British, Alistair Sim, classism, injustice
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by Kressmann Taylor
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Tim Dee's adaptation of Kressmann Taylor's novel, published in 1938. Two old friends, former business associates in San Francisco, exchange letters. One is an American German Jew, the other an American German who, excited and energised by the new Germany of the 1930s, has gone home. Attitudes harden with the seemingly inexorable rise of Hitler, the Jew horrified by the change in his friend and his wholesale adoption of the rhetoric and ideology of Nazism. With Henry Goodman, Patrick Malahide....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Time of My Life charts the decline and fall of a successful family business founded and nurtured by Gerry and Laura Stratton. It is Laura's fifty-fourth birthday and Gerry has organized a small family dinner at their favourite restaurant. Domestically, all seems well. Glyn, their eldest son, has patched up his marriage with Stephanie; younger son Adam has a new girlfriend and is deeply in love. But, as the evening proceeds, the play reveals skeletons from the past and a spectre of the future....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of THE SUNNY SIDE, by A. A. Milne. The Sunny Side is a collection of short stories and essays by A. A. Milne. Though Milne is best known for his classic children's books, especially Winnie The Pooh, he also wrote extensively for adults, most notably in Punch, to which he was a contributor and later Assistant Editor. The Sunny Side collects his columns for Punch, which include poems, essays and short stories, from 1912 to 1920. Wry, often satirical and always amusingly...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, humor, essay, milne
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Once a Week, by A. A. Milne. Read by Cathy Barratt. A collection of short stories by famed Winnie the Pooh author, A.A. Milne. This charmingly humorous work from Milne's earlier writing period was first published in Punch magazine. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, humor, short stories, vignettes
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION By Peter Lovesey The third in the Albert Edward, Prince of Wales mysteries (1993) Peter Lovesey's royal historical whodunit.   “1891, the year I saved the Sûreté from obloquy.” Bertie is in Paris, a city which holds many attractions for him, not least the actress Sarah Bernhardt. It is the divine Sarah who informs him of a recent murder on the dance floor of the Moulin Rouge as the cabaret reached its climax. Bertie can never resist demonstrating his...
Topics: Radio Drama, Historical whodunit, Bertie, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, mystery
Folksoundomy: Music and Music Albums
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KEYSTONE THE MOVIE Adapted by Michael Z. Lewin from the 1984 novel Peter Lovesey's thriller is set among the real stars of the silver screen in the heyday of silent movies.  Comedy turns to crime as a Mack Sennett Keystone Movie Cop becomes embroiled in death and disappearance in 1920s Hollywood. Warwick Easton specialises at being a cop, but only in the movies! When he moves to California his career prospects look grim, until an extraordinary meeting lands him a stunt job. Danger is only to...
Topics: Radio Drama, Silent Film Era, Keystone Kops, Comedy, Mystery, Hollywood
Old Time Radio
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In this "First American Adventure" of Hercule Poirot, we get to hear an introduction by  Agatha Christie herself.  As for Poirot, upon arriving in New York, and searching for an new apartment, he begins to solve two murders, one of them, of a policeman.
Topics: Hercule Poirot, Murder, Mystery, OTR
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by Georges Simenon
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Inspector Maigret of the Police Judiciare in Paris, takes on one of his most famous cases. Set in the 1930s, the story evokes the Paris of Hemingway with a touch of Dostoyevsky in a city of jazz.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Maigret
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by Georges Simenon
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Georges Simenon's classic crime story, dramatised by Ronald Frame. A couple's adulterous meetings in a hotel room lead to a double murder in rural France. Dramatised by Ronald Frame and Produced by Patrick Rayner Tony Falcone ...... Nick Underwood Andree Despierre ...... Lucy Paterson Judge Diem ...... Richard Greenwood Police Inspector ...... Nick Farr
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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I t was assumed that  recordings, commissioned by the BBC between 1947 and 1954, had succumbed to the fate of post-war drama, destroyed after broadcast.  Three however were uncovered in near-perfect condition. 1 Butter in a Lordly Dish OTX 1948, OTX 1956, centrs around the adulterous Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose latest rendezvous leads him into dangerous territory.   Sir Luke Enderby, eminent prosecution barrister and seasoned womaniser, bites off more than he can chew, when the case of a...
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Topics: BBC Radio, Agatha Christie, lost dramas
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by Stephen Sharkey
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On Christmas Eve,1968, the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned flight to the moon, orbited ten times. In this play, the spacecraft s progress is followed obsessively by ll-year-old astronaut enthusiast Neil O'Brien who becomes increasingly engrossed in the mission as he tries to block out the family problems that look set to ruin Christmas - and the space mission - for him.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Noel Coward
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Flamboyantly dressing gowned, and devastatingly handsome, Garry Essendine may be teetering reluctantly towards middle age but everyone, both male and female, is infatuated by him.  Starring Paul Scofield, Fenella Fielding and Patricia Routledge. Directed By: Ian Cotterell Daphne Stillington: Miriam Margolyes Miss Erikson: Diana Olsson Fred: Timothy Bateson Monica Reed: Patricia Routledge Garry Essendine: Paul Scofield Liz Essendine: Joy Parker Roland Maule: David Timson Henry Lyppiatt: Alan...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nevil Shute
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Two part dramatisation of the Nevil Shute cold war novel. It is 1963 and the northern hemisphere has been devastated by a nuclear war that has left humanity north of the Tropic of Capricorn extinct. A deadly nuclear cloud is slowly approaching Australia, where the last US submarine in service, the USS Scorpion under Captain Dwight Towers, has placed itself under Australian command. Everybody knows that is is just a matter of time before the fallout cloud reaches Australia, but (improbably)...
Topic: BBC Radio DRama
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by E M Forster
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2 part dramatisation of E M Forster's novel, made more famous by the 1990s film.  The story revolves around three families in England at the beginning of the 20th century: the Wilcoxes, rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), whose cultural pursuits have much in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group; and the Basts, an impoverished young couple from a lower class background. The idealistically motivated, well...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Jill Hyem
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A remote guest house in the Peak District, a haunting tune from a musical box, and an insane craving for revenge turn a happy Easter holiday into a terrifying nightmare.  Remember Me won a Giles Cooper Award in 1978. Thelma Weadon: Jill Balcon Paul Sutton: Julian Glover Margot Sutton: Sarah Badell Edgar Parsons: Peter Tuddenham Hester Drew: Paullne Letts Enid Gosler: Margot Boyd Nancy: Rowena Roberts Directed By: Kay Patrick
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Agatha Christie
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One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg.The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Various
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In 1930, the BBC came up with the novel idea of asking 6 (then leading) crime writers to co-operate on a six part crime reading. Lord Peter Wimsey creator, Dorothy L Sayers, who co-ordinated the different contributions, explained the process: "The first three authors carried the story along according to their own several fancies; while the last three used their wits, in consultation, to unravel the clues presented to them by the first three." The writers were: The Guest In The House:...
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Crime Drama
Audio Library and Talking Books
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In this novel, Agatha Christie does what she does best: assembles a group of diverse characters on holiday, has one of them murdered, and provides the rest with plenty of opportunity and motive to have committed the crime. Arlena Marshall is a beautiful woman known for her affairs with men, both before and during her marriage. While on holiday at the Jolly Roger Hotel on England's South Coast, she openly cavorts with Patrick Redfern while her husband and his wife watch helplessly. Tragedy is...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, audiobook, mystery, murder, detective
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by Graham Greene
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Not to be confused with the Agatha Christie story "Express To Stamboul", this is an adaptation of the Graham Greene thriller - which he later admitted he wrote purely to make money - in which a diverse cast of characters make their way (or in some cases fail to reach) Istanbul. Those of a delicate, "politically correct" nature should note that this 2017 production includes the original anti-semitic sentiments throughout.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play' Thriller
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by Andrew Eames
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In 1928, Agatha Christie made a railway journey across Europe to Baghdad, later giving her themes for many of her novels. Andrew Eames recalls how he retraced her journey.
Topics: BBC Radio, Book of the Week
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Material Type: Audio book, etc. Document Type: Sound Recording All Authors / Contributors: Agatha Christie ISBN: 0563535520 9780563535522 OCLC Number: 655219118 Notes: Includes: Murder at the vicarage - A murder is announced - The body in the library - The mirror crack'd from side to side - At Bertram's Hotel - They do it with mirrors - 4.50 from Paddington - A pocket full of rye - A Caribbean mystery - Nemesis - The moving finger - Sleeping murder. Starring June Whitfield. Description: 18...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Miss Marple, BBC, audio drama, June Whitfield
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by Jennette Lee
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LibriVox recording of The Green Jacket by Jennette Lee. Read by J. M. Smallheer An early example of the female private detective, Jennette Lee’s Millicent Newberry made her first appearance in The Green Jacket in 1917 and was also featured in two later books, The Mysterious Office in 1922 and Dead Right in 1925. Miss Newberry brings her own unique perspective to her cases, only accepting those where she has a say in what happens to the guilty party. She is rarely without her knitting, using...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, female detectives
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Cathy Barratt. Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years of the 19th century. Set in Napoleon's era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor's ranks. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, mystery, murder, Napoleon, France
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Arthur B. Reeve
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LibriVox recording of The Poisoned Pen, by Arthur B. Reeve. Read by Elliot Miller. The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the "American Sherlock Holmes". Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, mystery, crime, technology
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Faced with a poison-pen campaign at her alma mater, Harriet Vane asks her old friend Wimsey to investigate. Dorothy L Sayers' mystery stars Ian Carmichael and Joanna David. Episode 1  Posh sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey probes a poison-pen campaign at Oxford University.  Episode 2  After being victimised, Harriet Vane returns to her old college to find out who's behind the hate campaign.  Episode 3  Upper-crust sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey joins Harriet to help unravel the Oxford mystery. Episode...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Lord Peter must investigate his own family when his brother, The Duke of Denver, is accused of murdering their sister Lady Mary's direputable fiancee, Major Dennis Cathcart. But why are Mary and the Duke so uncooperative? and is Wimsey himself walking into danger?  Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael. Episode 1 - The Riddlesdale Inquest Sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey's brother, the Duke of Denver, is arrested for murder.  Episode 2 - Mudstains and Bloodstains With his brother's life at...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
Audio Library and Talking Books
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Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. Read by Emilia Fox
Topics: Agatha Christie, audio-book, mystery, murder, detective
Audio Library and Talking Books
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Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. Peril at End House is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the US by the Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1932 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in March of the same year. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). The book features Christie's famous character Hercule Poirot, as well as Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, and is...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, audiobook, mystery, murder, detective
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by Doug Lucie
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Welcome to the wedding of Emma and Richard. This is their wedding day from the viewpoints of their respective families. The dress - the food - the speeches - the music. Who wore what, who said what, what costwhat; the secrets, the lies, the smiles and the tears. From the pen of acclaimed dramatist Doug Lucie, this is one wedding you won't want to miss! Emma and Richard have done their best to keep their respective families apart, but as their wedding day approaches it is time for the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Bill Naughton
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We are all familiar with the film "Alfie" which launched Michael Caine's career. The film was based however on this 1962 radio drama. Not a lot of people know that.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by William P Blatty
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You've seen the film (from behind the sofa, perhaps?) now listen to the radio adaptation of the book. Contains "very strong language".....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
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by Oscar Wilde
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3 part reading of Wilde's darkly comic tale. Lord Arthur Savile, is introduced by Lady Windermere to Mr Septimus R. Podgers, a  chiromantist , who reads his palm and tells him that it is his destiny to be a murderer. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but decides he has no right to do so until he has committed the murder. Will he succeed......?
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by P D James
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Dramatisation of PD James's mystery in 10 Episodes. PD James's tale stars Richard Derrington as the cerebral sleuth  Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates when two bodies are found murdered in the vestry of a London church. One of them is a tramp and the other a recently resigned government minister, who had previously asked Dalgliesh for help. Dalgliesh ...... Richard Derrington Kate Miskin ...... Deborah McAndrew Massingham ...... Mark Carey Father Barnes ...... Rob Swinton Dalgliesh .........
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Raymond Briggs
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A radio play by Raymond Briggs, based on his cartoon book of the same name, with Peter Sallis and Brenda Bruce. In the event of the nuclear holocaust, an innocent, elderly couple take all the advised precautions. Hilda: Brenda Bruce Jim: Peter Sallis With Gordon Clough as Himself, and Brian Perkins as the Newsreader. Directed by John Tydeman
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Topic: BBC Radio
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by Eye Open Podcast
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You Hate It, We Love It reviews Jonathan Lynn's The Whole Nine Yards (2000) starring Bruce Willis Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clark Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak and Harland Williams. If you like this episode, check out others at www.eyeopenpodcast.com for more.
Topic: Eye Open Podcast, You Hate It We Love It, The Whole Nine Yards, Jonathan Lynn, Bruce Willis Matthew...
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In The Balance  A six-part Comedy thriller By Mark Tavener 19970206 to 19970316 BBC Radio 4 Sacked old hack George Cragge discovers a trail of murder starting at the towers of the old Wembley stadium. 01 19970206 Sacked old hack George Cragge discovers a trail of murder starting at the towers of the old Wembley stadium. 02 19970213 Which will George Cragge catch up with first? The murderer or the pub? 03 19970220 George's job at the BBC is secure for the time being so long as he can keep a...
Topics: BBC RADIO, COMEDY THRILLER, murder, mayhem, who done it, BBC send-up
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by Arnold Ridley
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Dramatisation of the classic comedy thriller. A group of passengers find themselves stranded at a wayside station. They are warned that it is haunted and they must not stay the night, but having nowhere else to go, they must stay.......
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Thriller, Saturday Play
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by BBC
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Radio Active was a comedy series running the 80s chronicling a local radio station as it was broadcast over BBC radio 4 for one show a week. 
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Topics: radio, comedy, BBC, radioactive, active
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Martin Jarvis directs a starry cast in Alan Ayckbourn's award-winning play from 1987, viewed by many as a protest against the policies of the Thatcher governmnent. When Jack McCraken takes over his family's furniture business, he intends that it be an honest endeavour. However, his relatives' various dishonest actions soon come to light and threaten the company's future. Jack ...... Alfred Molina Benedict ...... Adam Godley  Poppy ...... Rosalind Ayres  Anita ...... Joanne Whalley  Cliff...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it to shore. We attend the Boffins, a poor naïve couple, who unexpectedly...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Dickens, fiction, English literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of "Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope, read by LibriVox volunteers "Can You Forgive Her?" is the first in a series of six Trollope novels dealing broadly with 19th Century English political scene. It introduces the reader to Plantagenet and Glencora Palliser, as they court, marry, and as Plantagenet sets out on his political career, which is carried on in the foreground or background throughout the series. Each novel has a focus on other particular...
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Topics: librivox, audio book, Palliser Novels, Victorian novel, novel, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Folksoundomy: Music and Music Albums
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BEWARE OF THE TRAINS Written produced and directed by John Taylor  Taylor has drawn on three classic railway tales by Canon Victor L Whitechurch and Irish judge M McDonnell Bodkin to create his own dark drama.  Haydn Gwynne, Anton Lesser and Robert Daws head a first-class cast. Disturbed by a storm, sometime in the 1920's, three strangers, two men and a woman sharing a compartment on the Glasgow to London sleeper discover they all have specialised knowledge of railway crime.  Soon, they're...
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Topics: Crime-Mystery Radio Drama, John Taylor, Victor L Whitechurch, M McDonnell Bodkin, Railway Detective...
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by Ruth Rendell
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Series of murderous crime thrillers, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Episode 1 - The Fever Tree  Will Tricia and Ford's fractured marriage survive a South African safari? Stars Paul Rhys and Tracy Wiles. Episode 2 - The Dreadful Day of Judgement As they clear up an abandoned graveyard, John, Gilly and Marlon's personal demons start looming larger. Stars Danny Sapani. Episode 3  - Thornapple Smitten by poisons, James is captivated by ruthless single mum Mirabel on a visit to her wealthy aunt....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by John Mortimer
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When Rumpole and Hilda attend a concert performed by The Casterini Trio, Rumpole is surprised to be approached by Elizabeth Casterini - the trio's beautiful violinist. Rumpole falls for her charms. But then, the Trio's cellist, Tom Randall is murdered. Elizabeth's husband Desmond was supposedly suspicious of Randall's feelings for Elizabeth. And, since he owned the gun that was found by the body, Desmond is arrested. Flattered by Elizabeth's seductive pleas, Rumpole agrees to defend Desmond at...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Virginia Woolf
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Mrs Dalloway is one of Virginia Woolf's most approachable novels. It's apparently simple structure - taking place over a single day in June and dovetailing two very different stories - belies its rich textures and the complexity of its beautifully drawn characters. Clarissa Dalloway's party, the climax of the story, is eagerly awaited by all and resolves both stories with wisdom and poignancy. Dramatised by Michelene Wandor Directed by Marc Beeby Episode 1 - From Breakfast to Luncheon Lives...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Jonathan Myerson
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It is a very rare thing for me, having listened to a drama series, to want to immediately go back and hear it all again. With each series of Number 10, this is exactly how I feel.  Number 10 is perhaps a British radio version of "The West Wing". Each episode is self-contained, though with continuing sub-plots across episodes, and each looks at a single 24 hour period, usually inside and around 10 Downing Street, but always about the Prime Minister and his staff.  In Series 1 to 3,...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J M Barrie
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Rosalind is a largely forgotten short play of 1912 by J M Barrie, best known for "Peter Pan". Barrie's scripts were notable for the length of the descriptive passages and stage directions therein - you can see for yourself here:  http://classic-literature.co.uk/j-m-barrie-rosalind-play/ In this production however, Barrie's descriptions are read in full by Bill Paterson playing  Barrie, making an unusual drama.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring.. But something must be stirring. Something hidden in the shadows. Something which kills the servants of an old Edwardian mansion in the most brutal and macabre manner possible. Exactly on the chiming of the hour, every hour, as the grandfather clock ticks on towards midnight. Trapped and afraid, the Doctor and Charley are forced to play detective to murders with no motive, where even the victims don't stay...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Georges Simenon
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A series of dramatisation of Simenon novels, with Maurice Denham as Maigret. Note that Episode 2 "Maigret in Montmartre" is missing.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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Davenport and Desmond are in charge of the accounts department  at Webster & Co. They  have been warring with each other for thirty-five years, but are shocked when the new boss decides to replace them with a computer genius. With only one day left before they leave the firm, they decide to bury the hatchet and exploit an opportunity to enrich themselves......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by R D Wingfield
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Polford. A brutal death occurs on an unassuming coastal fishing village.  R D Wingfield's thriller stars Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler, Nick Orchard as Constable Beaumont, Cornelius Garrett as Dave Clark, Paul Nicholson as the Doctor, Derek Graham as Pete Carter, Conrad Phillips as Mitchell, Gillie Graham as Rose, Fred Bryant as Fred Dickey, Douglas Leach as Albert, Deborah Paige as Kim and Patricia Gibson as Mrs Trevor. Directed by Brian Miller  Episode 1  - The Body on the Beach Until PC...
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by John Mortimer
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Another story, another Rumpole, this time a one off portrayal in a 90 minute play. Christmas Day in a chilly Norfolk village and a trip to the pantomime provide Horace Rumpole with the opportunity to solve a crime involving a duplicitous dame and to indulge in a little seasonal, charitable blackmail. 
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by John Mortimer
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Yet another actor playing Rumpole, this time Julian Rhind-Tutt, who for me is not Rumpole - fine as he is in many other radio drama roles. Rumpole shares some of his favourite yuletide poetry, carols, and pantomime stories as he recounts seasonal legal cases which reveal, as always, the true nature of men, women, children - and She Who Must Be Obeyed!
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury introduces his own tingling tales Episode 1 - Night Call Collect   Marooned accidentally on Mars, telephone engineer Barton waits for the rescue rocket and goes on putting up the phone lines. Then one morning - on his 80th birthday - the phone rings. Dramatised by Brian Sibley. Starring Kerry Shale. Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson Episode 2  - Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You One afternoon in the Confessional, the priest hears a familiar voice and smells a familiar...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Stephen King
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One day when I was in New York, I walked past a very nice-looking restaurant. Inside, the maitred' was showing a couple to their table. The couple was arguing. The maitred' caught my eye and tipped me what may have been the most cynical wink in the universe. I went back to my hotel and wrote this story. For the three days it was in work, I was totally possessed by it. For me what makes it go isn't the crazy maitred' but the spooky relationship between the divorcing couple. In their own way,...
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by Stephen King
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One day when I was in New York, I walked past a very nice-looking restaurant. Inside, the maitred' was showing a couple to their table. The couple was arguing. The maitred' caught my eye and tipped me what may have been the most cynical wink in the universe. I went back to my hotel and wrote this story. For the three days it was in work, I was totally possessed by it. For me what makes it go isn't the crazy maitred' but the spooky relationship between the divorcing couple. In their own way,...
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by Stephen King
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Best-selling novelist Morton Rainey is astounded when accosted on his doorstep one morning by a man who claims that Rainey has stolen a story from him.  Dramatised in three parts by Gregory Evans Mort Rainey - Henry Goodman John Shooter - William Roberts   Amy - Barbara Barnes Fred Evans/Sonny Trotts - Bob Sherman Herb Creekmore - Lee Montague. Ted/Tom Greenleaf - Kerry Shale Mrs Gavin/Juliet - Helen Horton. Lt Bradley - Stephen Critchlow Music composed and performed by David Chilton....
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by Ken Whitmore
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Over 40 years old, but still a great story. Thomas Hampton has finally cracked success - he has made the plastic bidet a must have accessory in every home. He is a happy man returning home that night, despite the fog. But when he gets home, his house is missing. It's not there is a gap where it should be, it has simply never been there. When he goes to the police for help, he discovers that he does not exist. Indeed, when the police contact his mother, they discover that he never could have...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Sci Fi Drama
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The Thirty-First of June  A romantic fantasy By J. B. Priestley  Dramatised by  Brian Sibley When that elusive day, 31 June, comes round it is not surprising that extraordinary and magical things happen. The centuries part and Romance is in the air.   Radlophonlcs by Peter Howell Directed by Graham Gauld   Melicent: Debby Cumming Sam: John Levitt King Meliot: Alan Dudley Dimmock: Anthony Newlands Malgrlm: John Rye Marlagram: Peter Woodthorpe Captain Plunkett: Henry Stamper Lamison: David...
Topics: BBC RADIO, SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE, romantic fantasy, J.B. Priestly
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The Lucas Testament  A play for radio by Michael Robson   Mysteriously obstructed while researching his new book, author Robert Cardiff finds his problems mount dramatically with the murder of a society girlfriend in a country cottage. It takes time for him to connect the two mysteries and uncover a killer of overweening vanity and a lifetime of criminal deception.  Producer: John Cardy Robert Cardiff: Robert Lang Edgar Lucas: Denis McCarthy Solicitor: Michael Deacon Chief Insp Thorne:...
Topics: BBC Radio, Saturday-Night Theatre, Murder mystery
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by T S Eliot
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A verse play by T S Eliot. Lord Claverton is a man of distinction, who is well known and well respected in society, where he exerts considerable influence. As the play opens, we see Claverton’s daughter Monica, bantering with her beau, Charles Hemington. From their conversation, it becomes evident that Lord Claverton is fiercely possessive of Monica - a fact that Charles grudges. Through the course of the play, we see that Claverton has been forced to retire for medical reasons. He is hounded...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Brian Freemantle
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Brian Freemantle wrote a number of Charlie Muffin novels, about the renegade agent, but only two were dramatised for the SNT slot. Charlie Muffin (1986) - Charlie's a survivor. He needs to be. His own Department is out to get him and so, it seems, are the KGB. But, one way or another, Charlie's determined to come out of it alive and rich. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie - Charlie is on the run. MI5 want him back and the CIA want him dead.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Peter Whalley
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A sharp and tense whodunnit. When the absent guest from a dinner party is discovered murdered, the remaining guests, one by one, become suspects.  Written by Peter Whalley.  Producer/Director Pauline Harris. Ian: Robert Plckavance Lynn: Deborah Findlay Mike: John Thomson Julie: Katy Cavanagh Claire: Denlse Welch Alan: John Kazek
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by Gaston Leroux
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LibriVox recording of The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Gaston Leroux, perhaps best known as the author of The Phantom of the Opera in its novel form, was also the author of a popular series of mystery novels featuring a young journalist cum detective named Joseph Rouletabille. It is most likely that Leroux styled his hero after himself. Rouletabille was in the tradition of other great detectives who solved their cases by pure deductive reasoning. Much as...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, public domain, Gaston Leroux, Joseph Rouletabille, French literature, mystery,...
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Fragments Written and directed by Julian Simpson Producer Karen Rose A SWEET TALK PRODUCTION A teenager and her parents move to an exclusive village. They are affluent and she has a good education, yet two months later she has committed murder. Why? 03 February 2006 21:00-22:00 BBC Radio 4 FM Teenager Kelly Ryan and her parents move to Pleasant Green, an exclusive village 40 minutes from London. They are a nice ordinary family with plenty of money. Kelly has a good education, and has never been...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, thriller, 'perfect community', not!, "you are no longer safe"
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George Bernard Shaw The Sunday Play BBC Radio 3 2 May 1999 19.30 A special studio recording of the Almeida theatre's acclaimed, fast and funny 1998 production of George Bernard Shaw 's famous play - love story, psychological thriller, and a dramatic expression of the kind of dilemmas that still face the medical profession today. Music by Julian Philips Director Michael Grandage Redpenny: Laurence Mitchell Newspaperman: Laurence Mitchell Emmy: Patsy Byrne Sir Colenso Ridgeon: Ian McDiarmid Leo...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, George Bernard Shaw, Almeida Theatre, mFast and Funny, The Medical Profession
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BBC Radio 3, 1 June 1978 A play for radio without words From silence there emerges the sound of birdsong and then a faint humming noise which could be running water somewhere in the distance. A siren wails, shattering the tranquillity of this pastoral scene and a man's breathing is simultaneously heard in close-up, panting and pained. . . . This is an experimental play for radio; an attempt to tell a story in terms of sound alone. There is no dialogue, and no coherent speech, yet the play is a...
Topics: BBC Radio 3, A play for radio without words, Andrew Sachs, Binaural sound
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BY KINGSLEY AMIS Dramatised By: Frederick Bradnum Saturday-Night Theatre BBC Radio 4 FM, 26 June 1976 A crime, truly murderous, is committed by an unknown and almost unidentifiable assailant. Only Peter Furneaux begins to guess at the truth - a dangerous truth - which leads him to the river bank by moonlight. A mummy is stolen from a small town museum along with some Roman coins and a soaking wet man collapses in fourteen year old Peter Furneaux's living room bleeding from the head. What was a...
Topics: BBC RADIO DRAMA, SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE, KINGSLEY AMIS, CRIME